Ella Fitzgerald

Huki aku la. a huki mai, a huki aku la
Hukihuki mai

Along the beach at Waik'k'
A handsome k'ne (fair wahine) is waiting for me
With his (her) dark eyes and lovable charms
And very sweet Hawaiian hospitality

Beneath the moon, we strolled along
And life is just like a beautiful song
And when he (she) whispers, "Come into my arms."
It's just the old Hawaiian hospitality

Hui (Chorus):
And though my heart may sob to
Aloha when I sail away
How my heart will throb to the thought
Of coming back some day

And when my dream of love come true
There will be `'kolehao for two
A bit of wela ka hao might do
It's just the old Hawaiian hospitality


Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career ... Read More